DManD seeks to house its equipment in facilities that create a vibrant, productive, impactful, highly-regarded research center that brings researchers together across disciplines in new, deeper ways to advance the exciting areas of DManD and positively impact SUTD’s research and educational programs.

The DManD Centre is located at Building 1 Level 7 and consists of a Research Studio (1.707), Research Lab (1.708) and Office (1.706).

DManD Office
Location: Building 1, Level 7 (1.706)

The DManD Office contains open seating work spaces to encourage interaction and meeting rooms to facilitate research group meetings.

Research Studio
Location: Building 1, Level 7 (1.707)

The DManD Research Studio (562m2) contains most of the DManD’s fabrication, synthesis/fusion and simulation/modelling equipment and tools. The Research Studio also contains open seating work spaces for researchers.

Research Lab
Location: Building 1, Level 7 (1.708)

The DManD Research Lab contains a general workshop, a Metrology Lab and a Project Room. The Project Room serves as a space for research groups to build their prototypes and models.



The following table classifies the equipment according to the categories they come under:

Additive Manufacturing
 Stratasys Objet500 Objet500 Connex 3

Multi-Material (3 Materials) Polymer Printer, Digital Material

Materials (Photopolymers): Rigid Opaque, Transparent, Rubber-like, Simulated ABS, Polypropylene, Bio-compatible, Dental, High Temperature
Resolution: x,y-axis: 23.6 dots/mm
Layer Height: 30μm/16μm (40 x 40 x 30 μm / 16 μm voxels)
Build Size: 490 x 390 x 200 mm
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Stratasys Objet30Prime

Objet30 Prime, Polyjet

Desktop Polymer Printer

Materials: Rigid Opaque, Transparent, Simulated Polypropylene, High Temperature, Rubber-like, Bio-Compatible
Build Modes: Draft (36μm); High Speed (28μm); High Quality (16μm)
Resolution: x,y-axis: 23.6 dots/mm, Layer Height: 36/28/16μm (40 x 40 x 36/28/16μm voxels)
Build Size: 294 x 192 x 148.6 mm
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 projet5500 Projet 5500X, Multi-jet Modelling

Multi-Material Printer

Materials: Rigid, Rubber-like, Elastomeric, ABS-like, PC-like
Resolution: x,y-axis: 14.8/29.5 dots/mm, z-axis: 31.1/35.0 dots/mm (HD/UHD)
Layer Height: 32 μm / 29μm
Build Size: 518 x 381 x 295 mm
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 Stratasys Fortus 450MC Fortus 450MC, FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling, Video)

Produces Production-Grade Thermoplastics

Materials: ABS, Nylon, ASA, PC, PC-ISO, ULTEM 9085 / 1010
Accuracy: 127μm or 15μm/mm (whichever is greater)
Build Size: 405 x 355 x 406 mm
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 EOSINT M280 EOSINT M280, Direct Metal Laser Sintering

Produces metals with high mechanical quality

Materials: Maraging Steel, Stainless Steel, Nickel Alloy
Resolution: 40μm layers
Build Size: 250 x 250 x 325 mm
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 Markforged MarkOne MarkOne, Composite Printer

Print Head 1: Nylon
Print Head 2: Composites (continuous fibres)
Composite Materials: Carbon Fibre, Fibre Glass, Kevlar
Resolution: x,y-axis: 6.25μm, z-axis: 2.5μm
Layer Height: 100μm
Build Size:
320 x 132 x 154mm

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 Hyrel3D Hyrel3D System 30

Open-Source System with Modular Swappable and Programmable Print Heads

Heat and UV Curing, Light CNC Milling Capable
Materials: Clays, Pastes, Waxes, Gels, Resins, Thermoplastics
Resolution: x,y-axis: 5μ, z-axis:
Build Size: 225 x 200 x 200 mm
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 Makerbot Replicator 2x MakerBot Replicator 2X, FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling)

Plug-and-Play Dual Extruder Desktop Printer

Material: ABS (can experiment with other thermoplastics)
Resolution: x,y-axis: 11μm, z-axis: 2.5μm, Layer Height: 100μm,
Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
Build Size: 246 x 152 x 155 mm
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 Kudo3D- Kudo3D Titan 1, DLP (Digital Light Processing)

Adjustable HD DLP with resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels

Materials (photo-resins): Elastic, hard, tough, ABS-like, Castable
Resolution: x,y-axis: 37-100μm
Bottom Up configuration with Self-Peeling Technology
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 FormLabs Form 2 Formlabs Form 2
Autodesk Ember Autodesk Ember
Nanoscale Fabrication
 NX-2000 Full Wafer Nanoimprinter Nanonex NX-2000, Full-Wafer (up to 6”) Nanoimprinter

Designed to achieve double-membrane conformal hot embossing that can accommodate non-flat and flexible molds and substrates

Thermal imprinting: Up to 220°C and 850 psi chamber pressure; heat-cool rates: 300°C/min
UV-imprinting: Done via 365nm UV-LED array exposure
Min substrate size: 2 x 2 cm
Max substrate size: 6” (15cm diameter) wafer

 Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT, Two-photon Laser Lithography

Table-Top Laser Lithography System, designed for 3D photonic crystal lattices

3D lateral resolution: ≤0.2 μm

2D lateral resolution: ≤0.5 μm
Vertical resolution: ≤1.5 μm

Build Size
Galvo Mode: 200 x 140 x 140 μm

Piezo Mode: 300 x 300 x 300 μm

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Measurement and Characterization
 Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer TA Q800 Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer TA Q800

Measures strain with Optical Encoder Technology

Max Force: 18N
Min Force: 0.0001N
Frequency Range: 0.01 to 200Hz
Temperature Range: -150/-90 to 600oC
Heating rate: 0.1-20oC/min
Cooling rate: 0.1-10oC/min
Isothermal Stability: 0.1oC
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 Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer TA Q50 Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer TA Q50

Thermal analysis in which changes in physical and chemical properties of materials are measured as a function of increasing temperature/time

Max. Sample Weight: 1g
Weighing precision: ±0.01%
Sensitivity: 0.1μg
Temp. Range: Ambient to 1000oC
Controlled Heating Rate: 0.1 to 100oC/min
Furnace Cooling: 1000 to 50oC <12min
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 HIROX KH-8700 3D Digital Microscope HIROX KH-8700 3D Digital Microscope

Easy and quickly image autofocus.

2D measurements of length, area, and surface area.

Accurate scanning with 0.05 um/pulse precision and 30 mm of automated travel distance. Allow point-height, area and volume measurement

Camera image sensor: 1/1.8-inch, 2.11 Mega-pixel CCD Sensor
Scanning mode: Progressive scan
Max. pixel resolution: 58 Mega-pixels – 8600 (H) x 6600 (V) (Non-Tiled Image)
Max. pixel size: 225 Mega-pixels – 15000 Pixels (H) x 15000 Pixels (V) (Tiling Image)
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MTS Universal Tester C45.504 MTS Universal Tester C45.504
3D Scanning  
GOM ATOS III Triple Scan GOM ATOS III Triple Scan

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